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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Francesca Munday CURTIS / SCRUBY / NOBLE

Born 1887 in Newtown, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Daughter of Albert CURTIS and Sarah Ann MONTGOMERY [32]
Married (1) mining surveyor Henry Mortlock SCRUBY in December 1904 in in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [39:6-Mar-1913]
When her husband discovered she was pregnant with their child he was most upset and urged her to stay with a nurse in Sydney [39]
She went to Sydney, during which time she received £2 a week from her husband, and after the baby was born she returned to Perth [39]
Her husband wanted nothing to do with their child or to make a home for his family and left them for good later in 1906 [39]
For a while she received 15/- a week to live off from her husband, and with help from her parents she established a boarding house [39]
With legal representation she petitioned for divorce on the grounds of desertion at the Supreme Court in Perth on 5 March 1913 [39]
Her petition for divorce was undefended and granted, and she was given legal custody of their daughter [39:6-Mar-1913]
Married (2) Norman Mackley NOBLE in Perth in 1914 [66]
Resided at 28 Richardson Street in West Perth during her husband's service in the A.I.F. during the First World War [30: item 8002258]
Resided with her husband and daughter on Yangewa Farm in Yandanooka 1921-1949 [4: 1-Nov-1930] [19]
Her husband's Yangewa Farm was the 1,502 acre Lot 56 of the Yandanooka Estate [44] [61]
Also farming on the Yandanooka Estate in Yandanooka was her elder brother Henry CURTIS [44]
During a brief period around 1925 she resided at 16 Richardson Street in West Perth before returning to Yandanooka [50]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Following the Arrino Race Club's race meeting attended the evening Ball in the Arrino Hall on Thursday 4 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on Thursday 11 April 1929 in a dress of black satin [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Mingenew-Yandanooka Race Club's Boxing Day Ball in 1929 dressed in black with oriental trimmings [86: 4-Jan-1930]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Mother of Thelma Ethel SCRUBY and Margaret Mackley NOBLE [32] [84]
Died 24 June 1964; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francesca Munday Curtis / Scruby / Noble' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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